GOOD ZULU FIGHTING KNOBKERRIE, IWISA - 28" LONG
GOOD ZULU FIGHTING KNOBKERRIE, IWISA - 28" LONG

GOOD ZULU FIGHTING KNOBKERRIE, IWISA - 28" LONG

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A good 19th century Zulu fighting knobkerrie with a large head with a shallow dish on top; these depressions were often used as a receptacle for taking snuff (snuff would be poured from a gourd into the depression, then taken in a pinch by the figures). Snuff might also contain powdered protective medicine to be taken before battle. A good atmospheric piece, overall length 28 ins, patina little scuffed and aged.